STEVE BAYT (Parma/Brook Park, Ohio) This group keeps asking some great questions, except for the guy who is promoting masturbation to save your life. But, all you people seem to be in denial of the worst thing to all your health. That is Illinois' Senator Durbin's Senate Bill 722 which would lead to the elimination of all health foods. The same standards which SB 722 seeks to employ on nutritional supplements is the same as used by FDA regulated prescription drugs. The only media which seems to be dealing with SB 722 is the magazine Health Start Today, which is mostly available to Vitamin World customers, which is just about the only Health Food store actively lobbying against SB 722. GNC dosen't even have a link to the capwiz.com site hosting a complete guide for those interested in lobbying against SB 722. In this months issue, the publisher has revealed probably the best argument against SB 722. According to the CDC on average 106,000 Americans die due to unsafe prescription drugs. Last year brought forth the average of 2.1 million Americans hospitalized due to prescription drugs. And according to CDC and The Journal of Medicine that 2.1 million is only 10% of those who were "911'ed" to hospitals. It dosen't include possibly up to 18 million more Americans who just suffered without wanting to go to the hospital for even more drugs. Yet, over the last 25 years, each year has had no more than 5 deaths due to Nutritional supplements and in the entire history of nutritional supplements according to Frontline, only 7,000 people have ever been hospitalized due to nutritional supplements. Using what is called by marketers, "estimation by analogy" SB 722 will send more people to hospitals in a month for supplement use then have ever been admittted to hospitals. Other articles of mine can be found by doing a google newsgroup search under Senate Bill 722. Whenever I post to cleveland.com/forums they delete my postings in particular the health forums. I am asking that people in this (these) groups to copy and paste either my articles or others' to cleveland.com/forums. Then keep going to Senators a capwiz.com where one also do media outlets. For anyone who has either contacted anyone about SB 722 please let's start a thread for what people have done, either online, regular advertising or even telling others like I do in all my college classes. If SB 722 isn't defeated all the questions in this (these) groups will have no meaning for one won't be able to act on them anyway. And Senator Durbin if successful with what should be called "The American Health Crisis Act of 2003"